Wednesday, February 24, 2010

2010 Flood

“Kevin Tobosa sent a message to the members of Fargo - Moorhead Flood Volunteer Network.

“Subject: 2010 Flood Information Channels

“With the spring thaw nearing, FirstLink is preparing to coordinate volunteers to assist with a potential flood fight and response efforts. In addition to our Volunteer Hotline, FirstLink will once again use social and mobile media to help with sharing information, mobilization efforts and engaging volunteers.

“Facebook users, please note that in order to streamline our process this year, flood volunteer information will be distributed through FirstLink’s Facebook page:

“Residents are encouraged to use the following channels to receive official volunteer and flood related information directly from FirstLink:

“Volunteer Hotline: 701-476-4000
Text Messages: Simply text 'myfirstlink' to 84074 to subscribe (standard messaging rates may apply)”

Monday, February 15, 2010

Dharma Bums VIII

"'Bang! Come on, you girls! gimps! punks! thieves! pimps! hangmen! Run!' Then I suddenly had the most tremendous feeling of the pitifulness of human beings, whatever they were, their faces, pained mouths, personalities, attempts to be gay, little petulances, feelings of loss, their dull and empty witticisms so soon forgotten."

--Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums, 1958

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

"Threesomes Within a Christian Marriage"

Also of note:
"Fisting and God's Will"


"When most people talk about 'critics' they're talking about professional critics, whose job is to write movie reviews that you disagree with. The function of professional critics is to make us feel good about ourselves for being smarter at evaluating movies than an official critic....

"You can't argue with the numbers. If you were to take a list of movies and rate them either good or bad, you would find at the end that you were 100% correct."


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Alert From Mongolia

Message from Konchog:

"Hello everyone,

"I'm writing to all my friends who are in some way connected to Mongolia. As I'm sure you're aware, the Mongolian herders and animals are suffering through an unusually terrible dzud this year. Today, Shambhala Sun was kind enough to publish a guest post of mine on the subject and feature it on their front page. I hope you might take a moment to read it, and help spread the word to those who care about our friends in the countryside who are really struggling now. I've been soliciting funds for the Cambridge Mongolian Development Appeal (CAMDA), who are on the ground in Mongolia providing direct relief right now, but you may have another organization you support. In any case, it's urgent, so thank you for listening and telling your friends. There are some more details at my blog (link below) and that's where I'll post CAMDA updates.

"All the best to you,


"Blog: Bitterroot Badger"